Duke receives $12.5 million grant to study children with both ADHD and autism

 ADHD in the News 2017-09-21

A new five-year program aims to enhance early detection strategies and improve treatment for children who have both Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $12.5 million program will focus on improving treatment for patients with both disabilities by analyzing the connection between them. The initiative is intended to gain more information about the effects of having both autism and ADHD—a combination that scientists say warrants more research.